The Food Service Industry

The $760 billion dollar food service industry is one of the most competitive business sectors in the U.S., and it continues to grow. With intense competition around every corner, high turnover, and continuous market fluctuations on commodities, restaurateurs are challenged constantly to find ways to improve their bottom line without sacrificing food quality or service.

Expertise and Experience in Food Service

Since 1998, Prism Energy Services has been a leader in cost savings and energy reduction solutions for the food service industry. Prism’s in-house team of experience engineers, auditors, and other technical experts possess an intimate knowledge of the mechanical and electrical building systems specific to restaurants, quick service, and other food service customers. They have a practical understanding of specific equipment and system operating characteristics, as well as the optimization of their performance.

Cost-Effective Solutions

Some of the energy efficiency solutions we routinely identify for the food service industry include:

  • LED lighting, interior and exterior
  • Simple and advanced lighting controls
  • High-efficiency HVAC equipment
  • Specialized HVAC controls
  • Motors and variable frequency drives (VFDs)
  • Variable speed hood controllers
  • Demand control ventilation (DCV)
  • Walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer fans and motors

Fast-paced food service businesses, many of which are open long hours, typically cannot close for energy efficiency upgrades. Lighting, controls, and mechanical energy efficiency projects, therefore, must be implemented with little to no disruption of daily operations. Prism has extensive experience and expertise coordinating closely with building managers and restaurant owners to implement a customized project schedule, outlining all project milestones and deadlines. Our comprehensive understanding of all types of buildings allows for a safe, clean, and comfortable environment throughout the project, from site analysis through construction.

Financial Analysis

Prism Energy Services identifies and implements the most cost-effective and technically sound comprehensive energy efficiency solutions. Prism develops all recommendations in a simple and transparent proposal, which includes:

  • Executive summary
    • Project cost
    • Utility incentive
    • Energy savings
    • Cost savings
    • Out-of-pocket cost
    • Payback and ROI
    • Tax benefits
  • Detailed written scope and cost breakdown

Our Projects

Prism Energy Services has a proven track record of evaluating, designing, and implementing energy efficiency measures for the food industry. From quick service chains, to large dining and function hall experiences, to independently-owned restaurants, Prism has helped thousands of different restaurants with energy- and cost-saving solutions. Some of our satisfied customers include:

  • FiRE + iCE
  • Tavern at Quarry Hills
  • Tavern in the Square
  • Frank’s Steakhouse
  • Alan’s of Boscawen
  • Commonwealth Restaurant & Market
  • Fotini’s
  • BonChon
  • Subway
  • McDonald’s
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Applebee’s
  • Friendly’s
  • Bertucci’s
  • D’Angelo
  • Papa Gino’s
  • Honey Dew Donuts